Wireless Failover

Ensure business continuity with reliable and robust 4G/5G internet back-up
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WHAT IS WIRELESS INTERNET FAILOVER?

4G/5G Internet Failover, also referred to as Network Failover, is an operational system that automatically switches all connected devices to a backup internet connection when the primary internet connection fails. Using internet failover, the backup router will link all connected devices to a fully functioning network during the internet outage event. The data automatically switches over, preventing businesses from losing connectivity.
The goal of an Internet Failover solution is to provide 100% Internet access to mission-critical applications.
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The importance of Internet Failover for Business Connectivity in a Cloud-connected World

Data requirements continue to grow as a business moves their applications to the cloud. The cloud provides enormous benefits, such as flexibility, scalability, and security. These all equate to driving a quicker, better user experience for customers.
With 94% of workloads projected to be running in the cloud in 2022, the need for continuous, high-speed internet has never been more important. When the internet is down, so is business. Therefore, to support business continuity and zero downtime, wireless failover systems need to be in place. This keeps applications running but at the speeds you need them to.

The high cost of Internet Downtime

According to a study by Cisco & AppDynamics, the average loss of revenue from internet downtime can range from $8,580 to $75,608 per hour! Compare that with a Wireless Failover solution, which could run, at the maximum, around $1,000 per year.

Why Wireless for Failover?

Many organizations introduce failover capabilities by adding a second wired link to an existing branch router. While this is a good start, it still leaves the router and the wired links as potential weak points. For a higher level of resilience and continuity, two routers, each with a different type of WAN connection is the way to go. Modern cellular LTE and 5G wireless data links add both backup and diversity to the network, further reducing any single point of failure.
Wireless internet connectivity is not impacted by events that interrupt wired connections, such as construction, traffic accidents, or natural disasters. Wireless Failover provides a completely separate path to the internet not affected by wired connection disruptions.
Wireless connections can also provide an alternative line into the branch for network and IT operations, enabling remote management and troubleshooting.
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These high-bandwidth wireless connections can carry just mission-critical traffic or the full branch network load, depending on business requirements and budget. Wireless internet connectivity is not impacted by events that interrupt wired connections, such as construction, traffic accidents, or natural disasters. Wireless Failover provides a completely separate path to the internet not affected by wired connection disruptions.
Wireless connections can also provide an alternative line into the branch for network and IT operations, enabling remote management and troubleshooting.

Ultra-fast Wireless Failover for today’s Modern Connectivity

Internet speeds and bandwidth for Failover solutions are unique to each company. To help meet each customer’s failover requirements, EPIC iO offers multiple advanced-wireless technology solutions to deliver the best value.
Below are three advanced wireless technology options companies can take advantage of:
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Single Carrier, LTE-A Pro

Download: Up to 120 Mbps
Upload: Up to 20 Mbps

Better Speed

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Single Carrier, LTE-A Pro & 5G

Download: Up to 200 Mbps
Upload: Up to 50 Mbps

Best speed

Best

Single Carrier, LTE-A Pro +5G

Download: Up to 400 Mbps options

Upload: Up to 120 Mbps options

As you can see, these solutions range based on need, and the “Better” and “Best” packages include the best of both worlds—Ultra-fast 4G LTE-A and 5G speeds, where available. It’s also important to note that the “Best” package bonds wireless across multiple carriers essentially offering unbreakable internet.
Challenges
  • An increase in cloud applications requires 100% internet Up-Time
  • Wired connections can be costly with long deployment timelines
  • Wired connections, disrupted by construction, traffic accidents, or natural disasters can go down at the same time
  • Any internet downtime costs business money, lost productivity, and dissatisfied customers
Key Benefits of 4G/5G Failover Solutions
  • Wireless provides a separate, last-mile path to the Internet
  • Rapid Deployment: installs in days vs months
  • Network Reliability
  • Continuous connectivity to power mission-critical applications
  • Automatic failover; no on-site action required
  • Cannot be disrupted by construction, natural disasters, or traffic accidents
  • Ability to manage and monitor the network remotely
  • Ultra-fast wireless options are available for a customized solution
  • Multi-carrier solution for the strongest signal, lowest latency, and highest availability

Use Cases

Healthcare

Healthcare

With a focus on patient safety, it is critical to have 100% uptime for access to digitized records for patient history, test results, and other records that must be accessed routinely and in life and death emergencies.

Hospitality

Hospitality

Efficiency is key in hospitality. Registration, service orders, ticketing, and reservations are only a few of the applications that must have 100% up-time, making Failover critical to the business.

Retail

Retail

Failover Internet keeps POS systems running and preventing costly downtime, unhappy customers, and lost productivity.

Banking

Banking

Payments, transfers, and secure access to open cash drawers are all applications that rely on 100% reliable Internet Connectivity.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

The adoption of IoT, AI, and Machine learning in manufacturing, and increased reliance on cloud applications require an Internet Failover strategy to protect mission-critical infrastructures.